Patent Number: 8,794,523

Title: Image processing apparatus, image recording apparatus, image processing method, and recording medium storing an image processing program

Abstract: In an image processing apparatus, after a rasterizer checks resolution of raster data, if the resolution of the raster data is lower than a predefined resolution, a barcode detector analyzes the raster data and detects a barcode area. If there is a barcode area, a barcode direction determining unit determines barcode direction, and a resolution convertor enhances resolution of the barcode on black planes in a direction perpendicular to the bar direction of the barcode.

Inventors: Hoshino; Yoshiaki (Kanagawa, JP)

Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

International Classification: G06K 7/14 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/05/12018